Japan Christian Missionary

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If you want to get to know a Japan Christian missionary, why not start with the latest, most personal information - on a blog?  That's what we're going to do with these missionaries in Japan...

We should probably start with a long time blogger in a city many in the west have never even heard of.  The city is Saitama, a metropolis of well over a million people, and the blogg is Reflections of Refinement, online since 2004.


Saitama is actually a part of greater Tokyo, north of the city.  This missionary in Japan is teaching English and sharing her reflections and stories along with pictures of life in Japan.

More blogs in Japan...

Here's another Japan Christian missionary in the Tokyo area.  It's one of the newer blogs out there, again with lots of pictures and stories to share.

Do you like music and stories?  Be sure to check out Keith and Celia's blog.  For an overview of who they are, check this page.

There are many more blogs we could mention, but here are just three more you can check out in Japan.  First, Holy Fire Japan, with lots of posts about the culture of Japan.  Next, The Penner Place, a long time favourite of visitors to this site.

Last but not least, be sure to visit The De La Courier.  More reflections on culture and ministry in Japan.

Interesting facts about Japan...

  • Japan is made up of over 3000 islands
  • The density in some parts of Japan is over 2000 people per square kilometre
  • The "clothing" worn by sumo wrestlers is known as a mawashi
  • There are over 1.2 million single mother households in Japan
  • Japan is in one of the most earthquake-active areas of the world
  • There are over 100 active volcanoes in Japan
  • Less than 13% of the land is suitable for farming
  • Over 80% of Japanese claim no personal religion, although most follow some religious rituals
  • Tokyo is Japan's capitol, but there has been talk of moving the capitol because of the many earthquakes around Tokyo
  • A Japan Christian missionary faces many challenges, including cost of living, language and complexities of society and culture. Please pray!

Find out the opportunities for evangelism that makes use of the internet and technology in Japan...